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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: May 15, 2009 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

I missed that night because I had to attend my sister's wedding in Conn. that afternoon.A friend called after the show, and I drove down to catch the rest of the run.I was bummed that I missed Ripple.I was less upset after hearing the tape.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: May 15, 2009 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

Yeah, like some of their other later day breakouts("Box of Rain" in '86), it was more one of those "great just to be there" moments than a piece of musical brilliance that would keep you going back to the tape again and again.

(in fact, that "Box of Rain" show in Hampton in '86 was one weird experience- a thin slice of true euphoria wedged into one of the weakest all around shows I ever saw)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 15, 2009 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

Does the encore count?

I walked out on some piece of crap 90's show when they started doing "Liberty" for the encore and I realized I'd rather get a head start on beating the crowd than listen to even one note of that musical turd dessert offering.

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2009-05-15 21:35:17

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: May 15, 2009 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

If encores count, I've left a few times during "It's All Over Now-Go Find your Shoes".

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: May 15, 2009 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

I'll chime in here,..
If encores count, I can't count how many times I've left at the beginning notes of Day Job and It's all over now baby blue... unless of course I was to wasted to know what they were playing, ; ) which did happen a few times.

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Poster: Jim F Date: May 16, 2009 1:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

I once got free tickets to a Marshall Tucker Band show at some lame casino in 2003. Didn't have anything else better to do, so I went with 2 friends. They played in "The Bottleneck Blues Bar," which had carpeted floors and chandeliers and no smoking and was full of yuppies who sat in their seats stonefaced the entire show. Not my idea of a blues bar...anyway after a pretty lame show overall (they kept playing "new material" full of intro stories like "I wrote this one last week about my lovely wife" and after like 5 songs nobody cared about some angry fan yelled "play some Marshall Tucker!") they were doing that "Can't ya See" song, and whoever the hell was singing for them at the time led a "can't ya see" singalong with the crowd for like 10 minutes, did one of the verses, then started the singalong AGAIN. It just kept going and going and eventually one of my friends said "ah fuck this, they're gonna do this all night, let's get the hell outta here." It was pretty unanimous, we all got up immediately, and halfway outta the casino you could still hear the strains of yuppies halfheartedly chanting "can't ya see...can't ya see..." Prolly the only show I ever walked out of in anger.

I once left a DSO show during the encore, which was some throwaway like Johnny B Goode. My friend wanted to "beat the crowd." They ended up doing a monster like 30+ minute double encore of Dark Star>MLBJam>St Stephen and something or other. I'm still pissed about that.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: May 16, 2009 1:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

Wow! Too bad to hear that about the MTB. The Marshall Tucker Band in their early days with Toy & Tommy Caldwell were a fantastic live band. All the main guys are dead or gone now except for Doug Gray.
Back in the day that was a great band! Check out this from 1973!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeMColmMPyc

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Poster: Jim F Date: May 16, 2009 1:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

Yeah I'm with ya, I always thought MTB was great in the early days (not that I saw them then, I just liked the tunes and lineup and such). The lineup I saw was a bunch of hacks. Though I should say I also saw them in 99 or so and they weren't that bad.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 16, 2009 5:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey you two!

OMG...memory recharge. I think that I have forgotten this one til reading this, BUT I used to say the BEST and by far the LOUDEST concert I ever heard was an Outlaws/MTB in the early 70s...

I was with two friends too, and we each drank a 12 pack of lucky lager (yuck), or at least as much as we could, and went...we walked right up to the front row and saw two empty seats (place held about 10k), and sat down, one on the lap of the two, and had the best time ever.

I don't really like them now, sorta "poor man's ABB" I think they say, but it was unreal...somehow the energy and loudness really worked. It hurt for about three days, and was clearly not a smart thing, but WOW.

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Poster: rastamon Date: May 16, 2009 5:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey you two!

huh? what did you say? i can't hear...you
your ears are mp3 friendly now? haha

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 16, 2009 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey you two!

Yep--that is NO doubt the case! Jeeezzz...they actually hurt after that (the ears)...

Good luck today my man! Or wait--tomorrow? Sunday, right?

Good luck either day--both even!

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Poster: rastamon Date: May 16, 2009 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey you two!

saw ZZTop & Steve Miller at Spartan Stadium in the early 90's, my ears are still ringing
Yeah, the BtoB is sunday, going to be one of the warmest daze yet. Resting up today :)
btw, the 420guy who uploaded the 5/14show at bt.etree.org,
grate sound quality, better than whoever upped 5/10

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Poster: barongsong Date: May 16, 2009 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey you two!

By far the loudest band I've ever seen was ACDC in 86? After the "for those about to rock" cannons went off I was a permanent mp3 candidate. Although I think I can still tell that flacs are better if I crank it to 11.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 16, 2009 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey you two!

why not just make 10 louder?

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Poster: barongsong Date: May 16, 2009 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey you two!

But mine goes to 11 man.

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: May 16, 2009 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey you two!

BD,..he's making a spinal tap reference. In the movie "This is Spinal Tap".. the band claims that their Amps go to 11.
Very comical movie about the 80's hair bands.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 15, 2009 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

That Ripple was very similar to Box of Rain at Hampton for me - a truly WTF moment where the disbelief and then excitement of the tune being played overwhelmed and dwarfed the ragged performance.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: May 15, 2009 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

Holy shit BD- we were definately tuned to the same wavelength on that one...lol

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Poster: srtg83 Date: May 15, 2009 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

BD

You gotta stop this. MPP in '83, Syracuse '84, Hampton '86, Garcia comeback shows in Oakland '86.

I gotta think that there may be other shows you and I both attended.

As to walking out, I never did. The closest I came was Hamilton, the second night in 1992. I only saw the band once after that.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 15, 2009 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

Well, sounds like we both caught a bunch of shit shows in the early through latter mid 80s, huh?

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Poster: srtg83 Date: May 15, 2009 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Walkin' out

Yeh really, Syracuse '84 wasn't bad but the others were indeed weak. I don't think I have ever listened to the others since.

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